It’s the final day of my 12 Days of Charitable Giving. To recap, I’ve asked a panel of judges to review a number of deserving charities as suggested by my readers. I’ve been posting one a day for – well, 12 days (I’m clever that way).
In response to a lot of feedback from folks who missed the original post (link in the paragraph above), I’ve decided not to pick a 12th charity and instead, ask for additional submissions from my readers. There are only 5 more days in the tax year. That means 5 more opportunities to make a charitable donation that you may deduct on your taxes (assuming that you itemize). Charities are reporting that donations are down for the year. If you have the means and the inclination to support a charitable organization this year, I highly encourage it. Remember, it’s your chance to do something good and get a tax break!
You can read about our prior 12 Days’ picks here:
Thanks to all who submitted the names of charitable organizations! And thanks, too, to my guest judges: Sally Andersen (Living Without Meat), Rana Bakhtiari (Rana Real Estate), Chris Erb (Erblawg), Robert Flach (The Wandering Tax Pro), Elisa Jähner (Erblawg), Sean Kelly (Franchise Pick), Madeline Martin (One Vote Matters), Doris & Wayne Phillips, and Anne Wayman (About Freelance Writing).
Now, it’s your turn (one more chance). What charitable organizations are on your radar this year?
- 12 Days of Charitable Giving: USO
- 12 Days of Charitable Giving 2010
- 12 Days of Charitable Giving: DonorsChoose.org
- 12 Days of Charitable Giving 2012 Starts Soon
- Charitable Giving Tips on Forbes